Ok so I picked this book up just to see what it is about and so far I am a little disappointed. This incarnation of Ghost Rider is part of the Marvel "Now" lineup and is meant to appeal more to a more youthful crowd.
I thought this book would be a good read due to all of the praise that the Agents of SHIELD TV show received when they showcased Robbie Reyes but it fell well short of my expectations. For a #1 book there is surprisingly no back story to the main character. If you didn't read the prolouge section on the inside cover then you might have felt like you missed a book somewhere. I am not sure if it would benefit to see the Agents of SHIELD show prior to reading this book, but the book alone does a poor job setting up its lead character.
Robbie Reyes owns a muscle car that is possessed by his Uncle Eli's spirit and has attached itself to Robbie's soul making him Ghostrider. I don't mind that he drives a car and not a motor cycle it is still pretty cool and the overall design of the character is still cool looking even though the artists have chosen to abandon the realistic skull look for a metal skull for some reason.
The reason I didn't like this book is because there is just too much going on. We have Amadeus Cho and X-23 in this book involved in story lines that you don't understand or really care about. The tone of this book is overall silly and I do not think the art work is really up to par. I did purchase the first 3 books of this series with some excitement but I do not even think I am going to bother with #2 and #3.